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Health Expert Says Fall Gives U.S. Second Chance At Getting COVID-19 Prevention Right

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Racial and economic disparities, as well as lack of access to proper personal protective equipment and masks are showing the need for more attention to at risk communities like Detroit.

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As positive COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to climb across the nation, medical professionals are coming together to hit the reset button and start over with educating the public about disease.

Racial and economic disparities, as well as lack of access to proper personal protective equipment and masks are showing the need for more attention to at risk communities like Detroit.

There are literally no side effects to wearing a mask except for the discomfort you may feel.”

Dr. Atul Grover is the Executive Director of the Research Action Institute at the American Association of Medical Colleges. He says the work required at the beginning of the pandemic is still required now. 

The things we should be doing now are very much in line with things we should have been doing from the beginning,” Grover says. ”Availability of some basic materials that we need here to fight the pandemic has been critical.”

Grover says mask-wearing should be continued to be encouraged to prevent spread of the virus. 

There are literally no side effects to wearing a mask except for the discomfort you may feel.”

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Tia Graham, Reporter / Anchor

Tia Graham is a Reporter/Anchor for 101.9 WDET Detroit’s NPR station. Keeping busy, Tia loves to workout whenever she gets the chance.


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